Idol Headlines for 12/11/12

Clay Aiken performs at Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA.
Carrie Underwood performs at Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH.
Constantine Maroulis performs in Jekyll & Hyde the Musical at the Winspear Opera House in the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, TX.
Taylor Hicks performs at Bally’s Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV.
Daughtry performs at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, CO.
Casey James performs at the KJ97 Star Party in San Antonio, TX. AmericanIdol

Brad Jokes It’s Easier to Work With a Giraffe Than Carrie – Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood have co-hosted the CMA Awards show for years, and Brad has fired the latest shot. He released the video Monday (Dec. 10) for his latest hit, “Southern Comfort Zone,” which features footage from eight countries. And one of the video’s co-stars is a friendly giraffe named Congo. “He was way better than working with Carrie Underwood. I’ll tell you that,” Brad told his fans online. “He didn’t ever sort of talk back. He didn’t ever sort of make a fool of me. Even if he had kicked me, it would be still better than working with Carrie Underwood.” – Read more at Country Weekly

A Broadway Christmas Cabaret, With Lillias White and “Idol” Singer David Hernandez, Offered Dec. 11-17 – Chris Isaacson presents Upright Cabaret’s A Broadway Christmas, starring Tony Award winner Lillias White, beginning Dec. 11 at Hollywood’s Catalina Jazz Club. Joining White (The Life, Fela!) are recording artist James Tormé and “American Idol” contestant David Hernandez, who also hosts. Jamieson Trotter is the musical director of A Broadway Christmas. – Read more at

American Idol’s Melinda Doolittle to Perform With the Boston Pops for 2012 Holiday Program – Recording Artist and former American Idol Finalist, Melinda Doolittle, will appear this month with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops as part of their “Holiday Pops 2012” program. Known for her soulful tones and bright spirits, Melinda will bring her signature vocal style to select performances with the legendary local orchestra. A frequent ‘Pops’ guest, Melinda appears in the annual pastime this year to provide guest vocals for a recording to be released at a later date. Miss Doolittle will appear for select performances on December 13th and 14th at Symphony Hall. – Read more at Broadway World

Kris Allen Celebrates His Love Of Christmas On New EP – “Christmas music is my favorite of all time,” he explained. “So we’re really excited for people to hear it. I have no idea what the reaction will be because some of it’s going to be really weird, but I think people are going to enjoy it.” The EP, out now, features Kris’ favorite song of all time, Burl Ives’ classic “Holly Jolly Christmas” from the 1965 claymation special, Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer. “Burl Ives is the greatest Christmas singer of all time,” Kris said. Instead of copying Ives’ rendition though, Kris decided to add a little of his own flavor. – Read more at CBSLocal

Lauren Alaina: American Country Awards 2012 Winner! – Lauren Alaina brightens up the red carpet as she arrives at the 2012 American Country Awards held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Monday night (December 10) in Las Vegas. The 18-year-old singer sparkled in a Rachel Gilbert dress with Lola James bracelets and earrings by Charlotte Lu and met up with Taylor Hicks at the event. – Read See the Photos at Just Jared Jr.

Carrie Underwood & Miranda Lambert – ACAs 2012 Red Carpet – Carrie Underwood shows off her amazing smile on the red carpet of the 2012 American Country Awards held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Monday (December 10) in Las Vegas. The 29-year-old singer was joined on the red carpet by fellow country artist Miranda Lambert. “Hello Las Vegas! Country comes to town tonight for the #ACAs! It’s going to be a fun show…” Carrie tweeted that same day. – See the Photos at Just Jared

Adam Lambert: ‘So Excited’ for ‘VH1 Divas’! – Adam Lambert flashes a smile as he arrives at LAX Airport in an all black ensemble on Monday (December 10) in Los Angeles. The 30-year-old singer returned home after making an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show earlier in the day. “Chatting with the producers of @vh1divas!,” Adam wrote on his Twitter account. “So excited!!” – Wee the Photos at Just Jared

Media Voices Holiday Ball at Dreamland this Friday – The party’s at Dreamland this Friday night as Jerry Bennett and The Sultans of Swing dance band ensemble performs at the Island’s largest live music venue in a benefit show for Media Voices for Children. The Sultans perform at functions all over the U.S. with different musicians drawn from an extensive pool of professionals. This particular lineup will feature a seven piece band playing piano, bass, guitar, and drums including three vocalists – the Vineyard’s own Joanne Cassidy, Jeremy Hardy from New York, and American Idol finalist Erika Van Pelt. – Read more at MVTimes

Phillip Phillips interview with Kiss 98.5

‘The Voice’ Contestants Reflect on Monday’s Emotional Show – Cassadee Pope (Team Blake)
Performed: “Stupid Boy” THR: How did you come up with this song? Pope: [Blake Shelton] came to me with the idea, and I went, “That would be amazing.” And I started messing with it and singing it, and at first, I was like, the melody doesn’t go to that place where I can showcase what I can do, and then I just took it and did things with the melody that really showcased my high register. THR: Shelton was defending that you sing a lot of country songs. Do you feel the same way?
Pope: I know what he means and I think some people are confused about it. A lot of people think that’s where I’m going to go after the show, which it isn’t. I think he just wanted to nip that in the bud and say, “Hey, she’s a pop rock artist.” With me, it’s hard to find songs that I connect with, and I’ve got to honest, there’s a lot of country songs that I think have more of a lyrical value than the pop songs that they have out there. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

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